Good Morning! And welcome to the second day of Stitches West 2023.
Here is the weather for today…
Classes will be running from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm PST and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm PST. If you’re interested in seeing which classes may still have spots open, please check out our list of Stitches West 2023 classes here.
Of course, if you’re onsite and you want to check available classes—or if you are registered and want to pick up your badge, today… you can go up the escalators and see our good folx at the Stitches Registration Desk. The Stitches Registration Desk will be open from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm PST.
The Stitches West 2023 Market is opened to the public from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm PST. Tickets for today can be purchased for $14 onsite or online here.
You can download a copy of the the Stitches West 2023 Show Book PDF here. And since every exhibitor at this show has their very own online show book page, you’ll want to check out those listings here.
Here is schedule of Friday’s demos in the Playground:
1:00 pm SASHIKO in the Playground with Carol Ziogas of Kimonomomo, Booth 219
1:30 pm 3-D KNITTING MADE EASY in Booth 206 with Ellen Sibelius of Ellen’s Wooly Wonders
2:30 pm DARN IT! in the Playground with Ann Weaver of Plied Yarns, Booth 429
3:00 pm KNITTING BOARD BASICS in Booth 206 with Robin Cannon of Ellen’s Wooly Wonders
3:30 pm MAKE IT BETTER WITH BEADS in the Playground with Cecillie Bond of Bead Biz, Booth 311
Last night we had a great market preview. I added a bunch of pix from last night at the bottom of this post.
Neighborhood Fiber Co. (booth 300) and The Knitmore Girls hosted a cash bar. Thank you Karida and Jasmin! I found a wonderful local beer that was truly exceptional. I just can’t remember the name of it. It was in an orange can. If you know the name of that beer, please email me at [email protected]
The wonderful folx over at the Oregon Woodworker (booth 714) have a free ball winder station setup for anyone who needs it. Thank you Peter!
For people who have purchased the event, please remember that the Fashion Show is tonight at 7:30 pm PST in the Convention Center. You won’t want to miss it. Unfortunately, the Fashion Show is now sold out. So if you don’t have your ticket already, we’ll post pictures of the garments yet this weekend.
We also had classes yesterday. We didn’t get many class room pix, but we did catch up with some of our wonderful instructors in the Stitches Market last night…
And because I’m very interested (and some of you might be), here is what Rick Mondragon will be wearing today. Rick will be wearing a Robert Graham shirt, jeans, his born intarsia vest in Noro, Turquoise bracelets, and old gringo boots!
We’ll be covering Rick’s wardrobe every morning throughout the show.
That’s it for now. Don’t worry, I’ll be back tomorrow morning with another update. In the meantime please check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The hashtags we’ve seen used so far are #stitcheswest and #stitcheswest23.
I hope you have an amazing, memory-filled weekend!
All my best.
Benjamin Levisay (he/him)
CEO & Host of Stitches Events
P.S. If you would like to email me a comment or suggestion, please do so at [email protected]. I do not promise to answer every email… but I will do my best to read every email. Thank you.
Here are some images from the Market Preview last night…